Thanks to the generous support of golfers, sponsors, and volunteers, Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund raised more than $13,000 for single parent scholarships in Logan County.
The 10th annual Logan County Golf Tournament was held July 9 at Little Creek Golf Course in Ratcliff. More than 70 golfers played in teams of two in a shotgun scramble. The winners were:
First Flight 1st place: Lam Petersen and Jimmy Jack Butler 2nd place: BJ Ross and Brayden Ross 3rd place: David Phillips and Chaun Molton
Second Flight 1st place: Jack Reddern and Kyle Crafton
2nd place: Jeff Biggs & Alivia Biggs 3rd place: John Harmon and D. Bradley
Sponsors who made the event possible include: Michael Morton of Oak Manor Nursing Center, Lee Lane & Sam McCutcheon, Logan County Bank, David & Pamela Parks, Subiaco Federal Credit Union, Harvey Johns, Walmart in Booneville, Walmart in Paris, Walmart in Fort Smith on Hwy. 71, Logan County Bank, Bob & Debbie White, Paris Rotary Club, Robert & Cindy Kopack Jr., Timothy & Heather Knitting, The Grape Vine, Golf Cars of Fort Smith, Great Western Bank, and Jerry Wilkins.
The tournament was a success thanks to our dedicated Logan County volunteers! The event chair was Kay Johns, and the committee members were Erin Baker, Carmen Stiegler, and Del Berry
The funds raised from the tournament help hardworking, low-income single parents in Logan County who are committed to raising their education level and standard of living, which helps the local economy! Over the past five years, ASPSF has distributed more than $102,000 in scholarships to single parents in Logan County, helping to end generational poverty one family at a time.
Last year, ASPSF awarded $22,800 in scholarships to 15 single parents in Logan County who attend schools such as Arkansas Tech University campuses, University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, and University of the Ozarks. These parents showed their 30 children that higher education is within reach.
One such parent is Brittany Downs, the Booneville Public Library Branch Manager. In December, the first-generation college student and single mother of two will graduate with her bachelor’s degree in logistics from Arkansas Tech University. ASPSF answered her questions about postsecondary education, and it provided financial aid to help pay for the biggest barriers between her and her degree.
“ASPSF is a lifeline that I can share with other mothers, fathers, and other single parents out there who could really utilize this resource,” Brittany said. “It can be very challenging for not just single moms but mothers in general getting back into the workforce, going back to school, and not knowing if there’s a support system out there to help.”
For more information about Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund and the golf tournament, contact ASPSF Development Manager Abbie Taylor Cox at [email protected] or 479-462-1440.
About Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund: For 30 years, Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund has worked to create stronger, more educated, and more self-sufficient families. Through scholarships and services, ASPSF opens doors for low-income single parents, helping them pursue education, secure employment, and transform the future for their families. With the help of volunteers and community support, ASPSF creates multigenerational change, transforming lives for both single parents and their children. For information about scholarships, volunteer opportunities, and ways to give, visit www.aspsf.org.